A Walk through Montmartre, the Most Famous Hill of Paris

France, Paris Guide (B): A Walk through Montmartre, the Most Famous Hill of Paris

Paris has many souls: one per arrondissement and most of the time even one per street or square and sometimes per monument. It is a great city that offers everything, but in which we live as in a small village. Simply choose your own and once you have chosen it, just enjoy it wether you’re a Parisian or a tourist.

Among these Parisian souls Montmartre is perhaps the best known, the one that makes people dream, the most bohemian one. However, Montmartre also means an eternal question of many non-Parisians: “How’s Pigalle?”. Well, Pigalle is a colorful note at the foot of the most famous hill of France, but that’s not where I’m walking you today.

Like all places, even the Butte Montmartre deserves to be discovered slowly to leave her marks, walking through its narrow streets and going up its picturesque steep stairways often immortalized on vintage postcards and bohème paintings.

You can stroll around it in any direction, starting from Abesses or from its bottom, but this is the route that I suggest you, simply because is how I fell in love with Montmartre in a cold November morning many years ago. My first Saturday free from classes and work commitments. My first day as a tourist in Paris… ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Walk through Montmartre, the Most Famous Hill of Paris
Guide Location: France » Paris
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Anvers   Basilique du Sacre Coeur   Halle Saint-Pierre   Église Saint Pierre de Montmartre   Musée Montmartre   Saint Vincent cemetery   Café des Deux Moulins   Moulin de la Galette   Bateau-Lavoir   Place du Tertre   Maison Colignon  
Author: Silvia Moggia
Read it on author's website: http://www.silvias-trips.com/montmartre-paris/

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